The Poetry App
By Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation
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Great poetry read aloud by great actors.
The Poetry App will draw you into a parallel universe of over 100 poems from sixteen of the greatest poets of all time, accompanied by video and audio narrations from over 30 world class actors and performers including Juliet Stevenson, Bob Geldof, Simon Callow, Dominic West and Roger Moore.
For the poetry lover - enjoy a wide selection of great poems, chosen by Josephine Hart and explained through her essays and introductions.
For the poetry novice - explore the power of poetry through the narrations of world-class actors.
Read poetry from 16 of the greatest poets through the ages
Listen and watch powerful narrations by over 30 world class actors and performers
Read in-depth introductions and essays by Josephine Hart on each poet and their poems
Create your own poems with the ability to record your own narration
Share everything through Email, Twitter and Facebook
New favourites library – allows you to download audio and videos for viewing without and Internet connection. Download your favourite poems and take them with you anywhere.
Remember, however, that not everything is what it seems and additional content has been hidden throughout the app such as Bob Geldof readings and interviews with Josephine Hart and Jeremy Irons.
What's New in Version 1.9.1
iOS 7 Compatibility
Tracking SDK updated
A wealth of beautiful poetry - my new favourite app
An invaluable source of the very best classic and 20th century poetry, read aloud by a great choice of British actors. Having it to take with me on the go on my iPad and iPhone is wonderful for long trips, and I'm being reintroduced to my favourite poets and poems, and discovering new ones, all in one place. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Great readings, shame about errors
It is a gift to hear some great actors read these fabulous poems but a shame that so many titles are attributed to the wrong poet in the menus, the correct poet only revealed when you select the poem to be read.. The Whitsun Weddings by Shelley? Philip Larkin, you thieving fraud!
Josephine Hart Poetry app
A really good way to listen to poems recited by some wonderful actors. I have discovered new poems and poets and found out where many fav lines come from. Highly recommended